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Quarriors LOTR Lord of the Rings - Dice Building Game
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- WizKids delves into the world of J.R.R. Tolkein's Middle-earth once again with their second "dice building" game. The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game uses custom-designed dice to represent armies of Men
- and Hobbits battling against the forces of Sauron.
- The new dice building game is based on the game mechanics that first appeared in WizKids' Quarriors! game
- designed by Mike Elliott and Eric Lang. The Middle-earth themed version was developed by Jeph Stahl and Brett Myers.
- Quarriors! designer Elliott described the adaptation of the mechanic in the announcement. "Fans of Quarriors will readily recognize the dice building mechanic...
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WizKids delves into the world of J.R.R. Tolkein's Middle-earth once again with their second "dice building" game. The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game uses custom-designed dice to represent armies of Men, Dwarves, Elves, and Hobbits battling against the forces of Sauron. The new dice building game is based on the game mechanics that first appeared in WizKids' Quarriors! game, designed by Mike Elliott and Eric Lang. The Middle-earth themed version was developed by Jeph Stahl and Brett Myers. Quarriors! designer Elliott described the adaptation of the mechanic in the announcement. "Fans of Quarriors will readily recognize the dice building mechanic...," he said, "but The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game explores a few key elements that make it an entirely new experience out of the box," according to Elliott.
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I myself am a big fan of Quarriors and own all expansions so I thought this would be a fun twist. I do recommend the game but should point out several pros and cons.
-Uses basic Quarriors game mechanics, so if you are familiar with the Quarriors series you already know about 1/3 of the rules
-Co-op with an ending human winner. There are many co-op games hitting the shelves these days which I feel is great, but this is the first that I have encountered where it is both co-op but also competitive between the human players at the same time.
-Lord of the Rings... Enough said.
-A lot of randomness between the artifacts and characters which will be used each time you play. You will likely never play the same combination of cards twice.
-Overall high quality game items. The only caveat which is also true for the Quarriors games is the paint on the dice can be a bit off. However, each die has each face shown on its corresponding card so there is always a reference if needed.
-Jumbled rule book makes reading and understanding the rules a bit complicated
-There are a lot of phases for each turn and it can be easy to go out of sequence or forget a step. It helps on the player mats that the steps are paraphrased but several phases have extra fine details which are easy to overlook.
-Steep learning curve, especially if you have never played Quarriors
Overall I feel if you like dice games and LoTR the pros of the game outweigh the cons. So far I have never played a game in an hour or less so if you are looking for a fast game this is probably not going to be it. If you are looking to have a good time with friends or family and have some time to kill this is a great option.
The rulebook states that this game is similar to Quarriors. I have never played that game so I can not comment on that. Basically, you start out with a small pool of dice that you draw from. Each turn you will score points for previously played dice, use your dice to attack Sauron (sauron's dice), then recruit more dice or restore tainted dice. You can build and thin your pool. It is like deck building but with dice. There are location cards that help the storyline move along as well as adding more dice options. Different characters in the game have unique powers when using the dice associated with them.
Some issues I would like to address. Some reviewers complained about dice defects. Mine were fine so perhaps I got lucky? The rulebook was a nightmare. Fortunately I watched a run-through of the game by Rahdo on youtube so I had a good idea of how to play it before even getting it. You can also download a revised version of the rules from the game publisher's website. Until you've played this game several times, I would count on the playtime lasting longer than what is printed on the box. I have only played this a s a two-player game but it plays well at that number. At times it feels like three people are playing because "Sauron" gets his turn. With the revised rules, it can be played as a semi-cooperative game or fully cooperative. Also there are variants for making the game more difficult if you so choose.
This is my first experience with "dice building" and I must say that, once I learned how to correctly play the game, I rather enjoy it.
Although this game is quite different from Quarriors since instead of fighting each other, you are working together to defeat Sauron (each player will take turns playing him after all the other players have finished their turns). Even though you are cooperating to ultimately win the game, there will still be a "winner" due to an interestingly implemented glory mechanic.
Players get to choose between "mustering" which causes them to attack Sauron and gain glory points when their dice survive Sauron's attacks till the next turn, or they can "prepare" their dice, which makes them available for other players to use in combat and can give other helpful effects. Glory can also be used to buy down Sauron's corruption points which the enemy uses to corrupt dice and make them useless to players. So there's a fascinating tradeoff between helping your fellow players and getting the most points to beat them, it's almost like the Eye of Sauron is corrupting you as you play the game.
There are some downsides. The game is very easy, especially if everyone works together and doesn't hog glory points. Still, the easy difficulty might not be the worst thing, especially if you are sick of constantly getting your butt handed to you in other co-op games like Pandemic or Flash Point or if you are playing with youngsters who don't like losing. The components were a bit rushed and it shows in the paint application on some dice. The instruction manual is absolute garbage, but Wiz Kids instantly re-wrote the manual to make it much clearer after customers complained (make sure to download it from their website or from boardgamegeeks.com before playing, otherwise you will have a bad time). As in any game that relies mostly on dice, luck is a huge factor in how your turns play out.
Despite it's minor flaws, I love this game. Perfect for people who love dice games and want a little more complexity than Yahtzee or King of Tokyo.
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Play but I managed to figure out the rules with the help of YouTube.